Introduction to Religion: An Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Religion: An Introduction to Islam

by Professor David Waines

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 06/11/2003

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This wide-ranging account of the history and theology of one of the world's most dynamic religions tells the story of Islamic beliefs and practices as they developed from the earliest times down to the present day. For this revised and updated Second Edition, David Waines has added a long section tackling head-on the issues arising from Islam's place in the changing world order at the turn of the new millennium. The wars in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Israel, and the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, have raised global awareness of Islam at a superficial level - but little has been written which considers Islamic political and military extremism in relation to mainstream Muslim history and theology. Coming at the end of a book which has explored the ideas and traditions of Islam in depth, this new section offers thought-provoking reflections on the place of religion in the current conflicts.
ISBN:
9780521539067
9780521539067
Category:
Islam
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
06-11-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
398
Dimensions (mm):
226x150x25mm
Weight:
0.54kg

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